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Quotation1 He found out one of the Diamond Cutters is still alive...and he won't let me leave a job unfinished! Quotation2
— Mimic, Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #1

Mimic[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is a mercenary shapeshifter that was formerly a member of the Diamond Cutters but later aligned himself with Dr. Eggman. He is now an enemy of Whisper the Wolf.


As seen so far, Mimic's true appearance is unknown. However, tiny glimpses of it can be spotted. In addition to possessing a dark coloration, he has suction cups on his hands and feet, white eyes with black sclera, and a wrinkly mouth.



Mimic was once part of the Diamond Cutters. He later became a mercenary and helped Dr. Eggman destroy his own team. He managed to kill every single one of the Diamond Cutters except for Whisper the Wolf, but this was unknown to him.[1]

Tangle & Whisper


Pictures of Mimic causing trouble, from Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #1.

Mimic resurfaced once more to wreak havoc with his shapeshifting powers in the form of Sonic the Hedgehog. This included graffiti, stealing candy from babies and disturbing Chao. During this time, Mimic was also looking for Whisper, as he had discovered that she had survived his attack.[1]

When the two came face-to-face, Whisper discovered that not only was Mimic targeting her but he was potentially targeting Tangle the Lemur as well. Whisper gave chase to Mimic in Spiral Hill Village while he still continued his Sonic facade. While Mimic ran away, Whisper attempted to shoot Mimic from the rooftops but Mimic took advantage of his Sonic form to talk to a star-struck villager so she would stand in the way of Whisper's shot. Mimic soon tried to creep off but was suddenly greeted by Tangle, who wanted to know why Whisper was shooting at him. Seeing an opportunity, Mimic told Tangle that Eggman had placed a mind control chip inside Whisper's mask scope, forcing her on a rampage, and he could not bring himself to hurt her. Tangle thus took it upon herself to stop Whisper, leaving Mimic pleased. Whisper soon took aim at Mimic again, only for him to shoot her a sinister grin. As Tangle tackled Whisper, Mimic left the scene. After the commotion between the two, Tangle and Whisper headed to the Mineral Museum and Mimic watched them leave in the form of the villager he talked to earlier. Mimic soon after went to the Mineral Museum and left a note for Whisper on the door to the museum that told her to meet him so that they could end things once and for all.[1]


To match his shapeshifting abilities, Mimic is an untruthful person. He does not like causing much of a scene, relying on tactics to undermine and trick others into doing what he wishes. He is quite sinister, ominous and unapologetically violent in nature.[1]

Powers and abilities

Mimic has the ability to shapeshift into whoever he pleases, allowing him to impersonate others. Though he is able to look nearly identical to the person he shapeshifts into, notable differences include darker eye colors and darker shades of fur, skin and clothing. Mimic's suction cups on his gloves and shoes are also still visible when he shapeshifts. He is also able to combine his true appearance with the shapes he takes.[1]


Mimic is known to wield combat knives with serrated backs.[1] His proficiency with them is unknown. He also wields a laser gun.[2]





  • Mimic is named after the species he is based on, the mimic octopus.


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